Polycom acquires ViVu to bolster RealPresence software strategy


Polycom,
a provider of unified communications (UC), announced the acquisition of ViVu, a
privately-held video collaboration software company.


ViVu
has developed video collaboration software that can be embedded into web
applications such as enterprise, social, and vertical industry applications to
enable instant web-based HD video collaboration.


ViVu
gives Polycom a fast-track to embed HD video into web-based applications
through an OEM model, accelerating time-to-market and adoption of Polycom HD
video collaboration solutions, and driving awareness of the Polycom brand
powering video collaboration inside a wide range of applications.


“ViVu
is a compelling acquisition for Polycom as their technology provides a scalable
architecture to quickly deploy rich video collaboration for a range of
web-based applications for social, business, and industry-specific
applications, such as those for healthcare, finance, and customer
service,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, executive vice president and general
manager of UC solutions and chief development officer, Polycom.


The
acquisition reinforces Polycom’s software strategy, and is expected to be a key
enabler for Polycom to continue to provide customers scalable video collaboration solutions across
the broadest range of business, video, mobile, and social networking
applications.


Polycom
will leverage ViVu technology in the Polycom RealPresence Platform, a
comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration.


“ViVu
is excited to join Polycom as we both believe in the power of video
collaboration to increase productivity and improve communications and
collaboration,” said Sudha Valluru, founder and CEO, ViVu.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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